Squid Salad or Octopus Salad - Japanese Style Recipe

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Squid Salad or Octopus Salad - Japanese Style
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  • mixed salad green , to taste
  • 700 g squid or 700 g baby octopus, fresh
  • salt , to taste
  • pepper , to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch chili powder, to taste (shichimi togarashi)
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated gingerroot
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar (to taste, you could add more or less)


  1. Wash, pat dry and cut salad leaves into bite-size pieces, then arrange the salad leaves into serving dish. Set aside.
  2. For the squid/octopus cut the body and legs into 1.5 cm thick then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and fry until you can smell its aroma.
  4. Add the squid/octopus into the pan with the garlic and cook until done. Squid/octopus' colour will change and it will no longer be transparent, Please NOTE do not overcook as it will becomes tough.
  5. Remove from heat and place on top of the prepared salad leaves in serving dish.
  6. Return frying pan to the heat, add the soy sauce, ginger, sugar and mix well with any remaining cooking juices from the squid/octopus, making sure that all the sugar dissolves.
  7. Pour dressing on top of squid/octopus then sprinkle some chilli powder or shichimi togarashi.
  8. If there is a lot of dressing you could serve it separately and dinners could help themselves if they wish for more dressing.
  9. Enjoy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 230.36 Kcal (964 kJ)
Calories from fat 78.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.76g 13%
Cholesterol 407.75mg 136%
Sodium 477.09mg 20%
Potassium 455.11mg 10%
Total Carbs 6.58g 2%
Sugars 0.25g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.14g 1%
Protein 28.65g 57%
Vitamin C 9mg 15%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 59.4mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 118.28 Kcal (495 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 13%
Cholesterol 209.37mg 136%
Sodium 244.97mg 20%
Potassium 233.69mg 10%
Total Carbs 3.38g 2%
Sugars 0.13g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.07g 1%
Protein 14.71g 57%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 15%
Iron 1mg 11%
Calcium 30.5mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.3
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

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